Problem: Consider the following mechanism       step 1:      AB + C → A + BC       step 2:     AB + BC → AB2 + C                       -----------------------------------      overall:    2AB → A + B2Which species is an intermediate?a) Cb) BC c) A d) AB e) AB2Which species is a catalyst?a) Cb) AB2 c) BC d) A e) AB

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The catalyst appears as a reactant in the first step and as a product in the last step.

The intermediate is produced from the reactants and further consumed to produce the products.

step 1:      AB + C  A + BC

step 2:     AB + BC  AB2 + C


overall:    2AB  A + B2

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Consider the following mechanism

       step 1:      AB + C → A + BC

       step 2:     AB + BC → AB2 + C


      overall:    2AB → A + B2

Which species is an intermediate?

a) C

b) BC 

c) A 

d) AB 

e) AB2

Which species is a catalyst?

a) C

b) AB2 

c) BC 

d) A 

e) AB

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